Sharp Objects (2018)
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Despite a possible killer on the loose, Wind Gap gathers for their annual southern-pride festival, hosted by Adora.

Director:

Jean-Marc Vallée

Writers:

Gillian Flynn (based upon the novel written by), Marti Noxon (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Adams ... Camille Preaker
Patricia Clarkson ... Adora Crellin
Chris Messina ... Detective Richard Willis
Eliza Scanlen ... Amma Crellin
Matt Craven ... Chief Bill Vickery
Henry Czerny ... Alan Crellin
Taylor John Smith ... John Keene
Madison Davenport ... Ashley Wheeler
Miguel Sandoval ... Frank Curry
Will Chase ... Bob Nash
Jackson Hurst ... Kirk Lacey
Sophia Lillis ... Young Camille
Lulu Wilson ... Marian Crellin
Elizabeth Perkins ... Jackie O'Neill
Beth Broderick ... Annie B
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Despite a potential serial killer on the loose in the community, Wind Gap residents gather for Calhoun Day, an annual southern-pride festival hosted by Adora on the grounds of her house. As Amma and her friends act out a traditional play depicting the sacrifices made by the wife of a Confederate soldier, Adora shares confidences with Richard that may impact his relationship with Camille.

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Barnesville, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

For a split second before the curtains on stage drop, you can read "Shallow Day" instead of "Calhoun Day". See more »

Goofs

The "Battle Hymn of the Republic" was a Union fight song. Nobody celebrating their Southern heritage would sing this song.

Missouri was a slave state that never joined the Confederacy. Much, if not most, of the population wanted to secede but the state was isolated and would be unsupported by the Confederacy. The governor and other state leaders wisely kept Missouri in the Union (the Republic) and saved the state from much of devastation experienced by other southern states. Many Confederate sympathizers joined private militias. A well-known example is Quantrill's Raiders. These guerrilla fighters. Other sympathizers joined the Confederate Army, but they had to travel to a Confederate state to do so. See more »

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References Beaches (1988) See more »

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It's Impossible
(uncredited)
Written by Armando Manzanero & Sid Wayne
Performed by Perry Como
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6 August 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects is a character driven miniseries created by Marti Noxon that depicts an emotionally challenged reporter whose current project or case has got her into revisiting her hometown and past that eventually spirals out series of dreadful events.

It is rich on technical aspects like stunning background score, metaphorical cinematography, fine art designing and perfect editing. The camera work is something to look forward to as it is shot beautifully with amazing visuals that seeks viewers' attention through it.

The three dimensional characters, eerie resonance with practicality and its tendency to go mild with a shock-and-awe policy are the high points of the series. It's finely detailed script and awareness of the surrounding offered to the characters which the makers uses it wisely, helps a lot for it to convey the message.

As much as complex and mysterious the relationship is between the mother and the daughter, the chemistry that stands out is between Adams and Curry and the primary reason to that would be its fragility and the perspective that it depicts it with (all the conversation on the phone are beautifully written).

The adaptation by Gillian Flynn; who also wrote the original novel, is smart and explicit if not gripping and the primary reason it keeps the audience tangled in its web is the awareness of the characteristics of the characters and the palpable tone offered to it.

Jean-Marc Vallee; the director, is bang on his bucks on executing such a dark and fragile concept where he visits place with bold approach and unflinching argumentative revelations. The performance is utterly dependent on its protagonist Amy Adams that delivers the expected stellar performance and is supported decently by Patricia Clarkson and Chris Messina.

Closer

It hits hard and on the nerve that makes the audience bleed the most, whose credit goes to the director Vallee, who plays with the characters like a puppet and creates an extremely tense environment (the whole sequence of the party is beautifully shot) that cannot not scare the viewers.


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